Disney revealed a first look at the assembled Rogue One Cast, featuring a very diverse group with actors in the likes of Donnie Yen, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, among others.
Principal photography for the first film in Lucasfilm’s standalone Star Wars Stories has begun, Directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla, Monsters) alongside cast members Diego Luna (Milk, Killing Them Softly), Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline, Mississippi Grind), Donnie Yen (Ip Man, Blade II), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly, Devils on the Doorstep), Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Casino Royale), Forest Whitaker (The Butler, The Last King of Scotland), and Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler, Four Lions), and Alan Tudyk (Con Man, Firefly) who will play a performance-capture character in Rogue one.
” ‘Rogue One’ takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe,” says Kathleen Kennedy. “It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know. Gareth is such an innovative director and I’m so excited to be working with him and the extraordinary ensemble cast he’s selected for ‘Rogue One.”
Rogue One will release in theaters December 16, 2016 and will now be referred to A Star Wars Story as opposed to the previously used term “Anthology”
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